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Protection of the WNO emblem

WNO’s emblem is part of the Organization’s intellectual property and may not be used by others without express written permission.

In addition to being an identifier of the Organization, the WNO emblem represents the Organization’s official seal. As such, it implies endorsement by WNO of the material it is used in conjunction with. In most Member States of WNO, legislation has subsequently been introduced to protect the emblem, seal and name of the Organization.

Use of the WNO emblem in a publication

Since the use of the WNO emblem implies endorsement by WNO, it may be used on publications (print, electronic or web) only with express permission, only if WNO has been involved in preparing the text or in funding the publication (or the work on which it is based), and only so long as the text is consistent with WNO’s policies and priorities. The WNO emblem should not be used in association with advertising or with the names of proprietary products.

The use of the WNO emblem as an illustration (for instance, in a magazine article about WNO) is often not appropriate since some readers may interpret it as indicating endorsement. Journalists and other writers are encouraged to use other illustrations (such as photographs) that draw attention to WNO’s work. Similarly, the use of the WNO emblem on non-WNO websites is normally not allowed since its use could be misconstrued as WNO endorsement of the non-WNO site.

WNO programme logos

In addition to the emblem which represents WNO as an organization, some WNO programmes and projects have their own logos which they use to identify their activities. The use of these logos is limited to the programme or project concerned. In cases where a programme involves collaboration between WNO and other bodies, requests to use the programme logo should be addressed to the director of the programme. Use of a WNO programme or project logo does not indicate approval or endorsement by WNO.